In March 2020, Ethical Consumer viewed the Lavera websited for its animal testing policy. The following statement was found:
"From the beginning, lavera Naturkosmetik has conducted animal testing neither on the finished product nor on any of the raw materials, nor do we commission any such animal tests. Since the establishment of Laverana, the manufacturer of lavera Naturkosmetik, we have been working with independent test institutes and testing our cosmetics only on volunteer test participants, including persons with healthy skin, those with atopic dermatitis, allergies, along with persons with sensitive skin.
We adhere to strict guidelines for controlled organic and natural cosmetics of the international NATRUE standard and to the binding guidelines of the EU Cosmetic Regulation."
However, no mention was found of a fixed cut off date for ingredients used. Overall, Lavera was awarded Ethical Consumer's middle rating on animal testing.